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Modifications during Early Plant Development Promote the Evolution of Nature's Most Complex Woods.

Chery JG, Pace MR, Acevedo-Rodríguez P, Specht CD, Rothfels CJ.

Curr Biol. 2019 Dec 6. pii: S0960-9822(19)31442-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.11.003. [Epub ahead of print]


Phylogeny of Paullinia L. (Paullinieae: Sapindaceae), a diverse genus of lianas with dynamic fruit evolution.

Chery JG, Acevedo-Rodríguez P, Rothfels CJ, Specht CD.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2019 Nov;140:106577. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106577. Epub 2019 Aug 12.


A lever action hypothesis for pendulous hummingbird flowers: experimental evidence from a columbine.

LoPresti EF, Goidell J, Mola JM, Page ML, Specht CD, Stuligross C, Weber MG, Williams NM, Karban R.

Ann Bot. 2020 Jan 8;125(1):59-65. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcz134.


Monocot plastid phylogenomics, timeline, net rates of species diversification, the power of multi-gene analyses, and a functional model for the origin of monocots.

Givnish TJ, Zuluaga A, Spalink D, Soto Gomez M, Lam VKY, Saarela JM, Sass C, Iles WJD, de Sousa DJL, Leebens-Mack J, Chris Pires J, Zomlefer WB, Gandolfo MA, Davis JI, Stevenson DW, dePamphilis C, Specht CD, Graham SW, Barrett CF, Ané C.

Am J Bot. 2018 Nov;105(11):1888-1910. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1178. Epub 2018 Oct 24.


Pleistocene diversification in an ancient lineage: a role for glacial cycles in the evolutionary history of Dioon Lindl. (Zamiaceae).

Dorsey BL, Gregory TJ, Sass C, Specht CD.

Am J Bot. 2018 Sep;105(9):1512-1530. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1149. Epub 2018 Sep 7.


Comparative analysis of whole flower transcriptomes in the Zingiberales.

Almeida AMR, Piñeyro-Nelson A, Yockteng RB, Specht CD.

PeerJ. 2018 Aug 24;6:e5490. doi: 10.7717/peerj.5490. eCollection 2018.


Building the monocot tree of death: Progress and challenges emerging from the macrofossil-rich Zingiberales.

Smith SY, Iles WJD, Benedict JC, Specht CD.

Am J Bot. 2018 Aug;105(8):1389-1400. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1123. Epub 2018 Aug 2.


Development of single-copy nuclear intron markers for species-level phylogenetics: Case study with Paullinieae (Sapindaceae).

Chery JG, Sass C, Specht CD.

Appl Plant Sci. 2017 Sep 28;5(9). pii: apps.1700051. doi: 10.3732/apps.1700051. eCollection 2017 Sep.


Change of Fate and Staminodial Laminarity as Potential Agents of Floral Diversification in the Zingiberales.

PIñeyro-Nelson A, Almeida AM, Sass C, Iles WJ, Specht CD.

J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2017 Jan;328(1-2):41-54. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22724. Epub 2017 Jan 25.


The phylogeny of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) and the evolution of floral presentation.

Iles WJD, Sass C, Lagomarsino L, Benson-Martin G, Driscoll H, Specht CD.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017 Dec;117:150-167. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.001. Epub 2016 Dec 18.


Species diversity driven by morphological and ecological disparity: a case study of comparative seed morphology and anatomy across a large monocot order.

Benedict JC, Smith SY, Specht CD, Collinson ME, Leong-Škorničková J, Parkinson DY, Marone F.

AoB Plants. 2016 Oct 27;8. pii: plw063. Print 2016.


Speciation dynamics and biogeography of Neotropical spiral gingers (Costaceae).

André T, Salzman S, Wendt T, Specht CD.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2016 Oct;103:55-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.07.008. Epub 2016 Jul 9.


Revisiting the Zingiberales: using multiplexed exon capture to resolve ancient and recent phylogenetic splits in a charismatic plant lineage.

Sass C, Iles WJ, Barrett CF, Smith SY, Specht CD.

PeerJ. 2016 Jan 21;4:e1584. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1584. eCollection 2016.


The rise of evo-devo: Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology sets the stage.

Specht CD.

Am J Bot. 2016 Jan;103(1):1-4. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500441. Epub 2016 Jan 15. No abstract available.


Loss of YABBY2-Like Gene Expression May Underlie the Evolution of the Laminar Style in Canna and Contribute to Floral Morphological Diversity in the Zingiberales.

Morioka K, Yockteng R, Almeida AM, Specht CD.

Front Plant Sci. 2015 Dec 16;6:1106. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01106. eCollection 2015.


Emerging semantics to link phenotype and environment.

Thessen AE, Bunker DE, Buttigieg PL, Cooper LD, Dahdul WM, Domisch S, Franz NM, Jaiswal P, Lawrence-Dill CJ, Midford PE, Mungall CJ, Ramírez MJ, Specht CD, Vogt L, Vos RA, Walls RL, White JW, Zhang G, Deans AR, Huala E, Lewis SE, Mabee PM.

PeerJ. 2015 Dec 14;3:e1470. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1470. eCollection 2015.


Seed morphology and anatomy and its utility in recognizing subfamilies and tribes of Zingiberaceae.

Benedict JC, Smith SY, Collinson ME, Leong-Škorničková J, Specht CD, Marone F, Xiao X, Parkinson DY.

Am J Bot. 2015 Nov;102(11):1814-41. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500300. Epub 2015 Oct 27.


Spiraling into History: A Molecular Phylogeny and Investigation of Biogeographic Origins and Floral Evolution for the Genus Costus.

Salzman S, Driscoll HE, Renner T, André T, Shen S, Specht CD.

Syst Bot. 2015 Feb;40(1):104-115.


Positive selection on the K domain of the AGAMOUS protein in the Zingiberales suggests a mechanism for the evolution of androecial morphology.

Almeida AM, Yockteng R, Otoni WC, Specht CD.

Evodevo. 2015 Apr 8;6:7. doi: 10.1186/s13227-015-0002-x. eCollection 2015.


Evolution of petaloidy in the zingiberales: An assessment of the relationship between ultrastructure and gene expression patterns.

Rocha de Almeida AM, Yockteng R, Specht CD.

Dev Dyn. 2015 Sep;244(9):1121-1132. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.24280. Epub 2015 Jul 2.


Finding our way through phenotypes.

Deans AR, Lewis SE, Huala E, Anzaldo SS, Ashburner M, Balhoff JP, Blackburn DC, Blake JA, Burleigh JG, Chanet B, Cooper LD, Courtot M, Csösz S, Cui H, Dahdul W, Das S, Dececchi TA, Dettai A, Diogo R, Druzinsky RE, Dumontier M, Franz NM, Friedrich F, Gkoutos GV, Haendel M, Harmon LJ, Hayamizu TF, He Y, Hines HM, Ibrahim N, Jackson LM, Jaiswal P, James-Zorn C, Köhler S, Lecointre G, Lapp H, Lawrence CJ, Le Novère N, Lundberg JG, Macklin J, Mast AR, Midford PE, Mikó I, Mungall CJ, Oellrich A, Osumi-Sutherland D, Parkinson H, Ramírez MJ, Richter S, Robinson PN, Ruttenberg A, Schulz KS, Segerdell E, Seltmann KC, Sharkey MJ, Smith AD, Smith B, Specht CD, Squires RB, Thacker RW, Thessen A, Fernandez-Triana J, Vihinen M, Vize PD, Vogt L, Wall CE, Walls RL, Westerfeld M, Wharton RA, Wirkner CS, Woolley JB, Yoder MJ, Zorn AM, Mabee P.

PLoS Biol. 2015 Jan 6;13(1):e1002033. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002033. eCollection 2015 Jan.


Adaptation in flower form: a comparative evodevo approach.

Specht CD, Howarth DG.

New Phytol. 2015 Apr;206(1):74-90. doi: 10.1111/nph.13198. Epub 2014 Dec 2. Review.


A method for extracting high-quality RNA from diverse plants for next-generation sequencing and gene expression analyses.

Yockteng R, Almeida AM, Yee S, Andre T, Hill C, Specht CD.

Appl Plant Sci. 2013 Dec 9;1(12). pii: apps.1300070. doi: 10.3732/apps.1300070. eCollection 2013 Dec.


Co-option of the polarity gene network shapes filament morphology in angiosperms.

de Almeida AM, Yockteng R, Schnable J, Alvarez-Buylla ER, Freeling M, Specht CD.

Sci Rep. 2014 Aug 29;4:6194. doi: 10.1038/srep06194.


Ecological speciation in Nolina parviflora (Asparagaceae): lacking spatial connectivity along of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.

Ruiz-Sanchez E, Specht CD.

PLoS One. 2014 Jun 6;9(6):e98754. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098754. eCollection 2014.


Origin and diversification of the Milla Clade (Brodiaeoideae, Asparagaceae): a Neotropical group of six geophytic genera.

Gándara E, Specht CD, Sosa V.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2014 Jun;75:118-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.02.014. Epub 2014 Mar 1.


Resolving ancient radiations: can complete plastid gene sets elucidate deep relationships among the tropical gingers (Zingiberales)?

Barrett CF, Specht CD, Leebens-Mack J, Stevenson DW, Zomlefer WB, Davis JI.

Ann Bot. 2014 Jan;113(1):119-33. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct264. Epub 2013 Nov 25.


Molecular evolution and patterns of duplication in the SEP/AGL6-like lineage of the Zingiberales: a proposed mechanism for floral diversification.

Yockteng R, Almeida AM, Morioka K, Alvarez-Buylla ER, Specht CD.

Mol Biol Evol. 2013 Nov;30(11):2401-22. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst137. Epub 2013 Aug 11.


Inside the trap: gland morphologies, digestive enzymes, and the evolution of plant carnivory in the Caryophyllales.

Renner T, Specht CD.

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2013 Aug;16(4):436-42. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2013.06.009. Epub 2013 Jul 3. Review.


Arbor: comparative analysis workflows for the tree of life.

Harmon LJ, Baumes J, Hughes C, Soberon J, Specht CD, Turner W, Lisle C, Thacker RW.

PLoS Curr. 2013 Jun 21;5. pii: ecurrents.tol.099161de5eabdee073fd3d21a44518dc. doi: 10.1371/currents.tol.099161de5eabdee073fd3d21a44518dc.


Tracking the development of the petaloid fertile stamen in Canna indica: insights into the origin of androecial petaloidy in the Zingiberales.

Almeida AM, Brown A, Specht CD.

AoB Plants. 2013;5:plt009. doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plt009. Epub 2013 Mar 26.


Phylogenetic relationships of the mycoheterotrophic genus Voyria and the implications for the biogeographic history of Gentianaceae.

Merckx VS, Kissling J, Hentrich H, Janssens SB, Mennes CB, Specht CD, Smets EF.

Am J Bot. 2013 Apr;100(4):712-21. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1200330. Epub 2013 Mar 26.


Molecular and functional evolution of class I chitinases for plant carnivory in the caryophyllales.

Renner T, Specht CD.

Mol Biol Evol. 2012 Oct;29(10):2971-85. Epub 2012 Apr 3.


Mycoheterotrophic interactions are not limited to a narrow phylogenetic range of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

Merckx VS, Janssens SB, Hynson NA, Specht CD, Bruns TD, Smets EF.

Mol Ecol. 2012 Mar;21(6):1524-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05472.x. Epub 2012 Feb 7.


Costus loangensis, an exciting new species from Gabon, Africa.

de Kamer HM, Maas PJ, Specht CD.

PhytoKeys. 2012 Nov 19;(18):11-8. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.18.3713. Print 2012.


Homoplasy: from detecting pattern to determining process and mechanism of evolution.

Wake DB, Wake MH, Specht CD.

Science. 2011 Feb 25;331(6020):1032-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1188545. Review. Erratum in: Science. 2011 Apr 1;332(6025):36.


Understanding Plant Cellulose Synthases through a Comprehensive Investigation of the Cellulose Synthase Family Sequences.

Carroll A, Specht CD.

Front Plant Sci. 2011 Mar 30;2:5. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2011.00005. eCollection 2011.


Evidence for the involvement of Globosa-like gene duplications and expression divergence in the evolution of floral morphology in the Zingiberales.

Bartlett ME, Specht CD.

New Phytol. 2010 Jul;187(2):521-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03279.x. Epub 2010 Apr 28.


Phylogenetic estimation of the core Bromelioids with an emphasis on the genus Aechmea (Bromeliaceae).

Sass C, Specht CD.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010 May;55(2):559-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.01.005. Epub 2010 Jan 11.


Virus-induced gene silencing in the culinary ginger (Zingiber officinale): an effective mechanism for down-regulating gene expression in tropical monocots.

Renner T, Bragg J, Driscoll HE, Cho J, Jackson AO, Specht CD.

Mol Plant. 2009 Sep;2(5):1084-94. doi: 10.1093/mp/ssp033. Epub 2009 Jun 19.


Early floral development of Heliconia latispatha (Heliconiaceae), a key taxon for understanding the evolution of flower development in the Zingiberales.

Kirchoff BK, Lagomarsino LP, Newman WH, Bartlett ME, Specht CD.

Am J Bot. 2009 Mar;96(3):580-93. doi: 10.3732/ajb.0800305. Epub 2009 Feb 5.


Epi-illumination microscopy coupled to in situ hybridization and its utility in the study of evolution and development in non-model species.

Bartlett ME, Kirchoff BK, Specht CD.

Dev Genes Evol. 2008 May;218(5):273-9. doi: 10.1007/s00427-008-0211-6. Epub 2008 Feb 26.


A molecular phylogeny of the wild onions (Allium; Alliaceae) with a focus on the western North American center of diversity.

Nguyen NH, Driscoll HE, Specht CD.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008 Jun;47(3):1157-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.12.006. Epub 2007 Dec 15.


A molecular phylogeny of Costaceae (Zingiberales).

Specht CD, Kress WJ, Stevenson DW, DeSalle R.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2001 Dec;21(3):333-45. Erratum in: Mol Phylogenet Evol 2002 Apr;22(1):95.


Molecular analysis of the SCARECROW gene in maize reveals a common basis for radial patterning in diverse meristems.

Lim J, Helariutta Y, Specht CD, Jung J, Sims L, Bruce WB, Diehn S, Benfey PN.

Plant Cell. 2000 Aug;12(8):1307-18.


Identification of a ganglioside recognition domain of tetanus toxin using a novel ganglioside photoaffinity ligand.

Shapiro RE, Specht CD, Collins BE, Woods AS, Cotter RJ, Schnaar RL.

J Biol Chem. 1997 Nov 28;272(48):30380-6.


Dependence of rat vertex auditory evoked potentials on central muscarinic receptor activation.

Campbell KA, Kalmbacher CE, Specht CD, Gregg TR.

Brain Res. 1995 Dec 8;702(1-2):110-6.


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